Throughout her career, CAROL Smillie has become one of the most recognizable faces on television.
From rise to fame to love, here’s everything you need to know about the Scottish star.
Who is Carol Smillie?
Carol Smillie, born December 23, 1961, is a Scottish television presenter, actress and former model.
Her big break on television came in 1989 when she auditioned for Nicky Campbell’s assistant on Wheel of Fortune.
The Scottish TV star is also best known for hosting the popular renovation show Changing Rooms between 1996 and 2003.
But before she found fame on television, Carol started her career as a model.
She joined an agency called Best Modeling Agency – but at 1.75m she was too short to work as a runway model and instead booked shoots and promotions.
Carol has also published her own book Carol Smillie’s Working Mum’s Handbook and pre and postpartum fitness DVD Changing Shape.
And if that wasn’t enough, the star has also worked in radio, film and on stage.
What TV shows has Carol Smillie been on?
In addition to her huge success in The Wheel of Fortune and The Changing Rooms, Carol has also appeared in a number of other TV shows.
These include BBC Two’s The Travel Show, BBC One’s Holiday, The National Lottery Show, Smillie’s People and ITV’s A Brush with Fame.
Also on her list of TV appearances is Strictly Come Dancing.
Carol competed in the show’s fourth season in 2006, where she worked with her dance partner Matthew Cutler and placed fifth out of the fourteen contestants who attended.
She has also had several guest appearances on television, starring on shows such as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Friday Night with Jonathon Ross, and The Brian Conley Show.
Who is Carol Smillie’s husband, Alex Knight?
Carol Smillie is married to husband Alex Knight.
The couple, who live together in Glasgow, married in 1991.
Restaurateur Alex is the father of Carol’s three children: Christie, born in 1995, Robbie, born in 1997, and Jodie, born in 1999.
In September 2021, the former dressing room shared souvenir photos from the wedding to celebrate the couple’s 30th wedding anniversary.
In a heartwarming Instagram post documenting the couple’s three decades together, Carol reflected on their marriage.
She wrote, “30 years, 3 kids, 3 dogs, 3 moves and too many dodgy haircuts) from that first kiss captured on film, we both just knew we’d be best friends forever.”
What is Carol Smillie’s net worth?
Carol Smillie’s exact net worth is unknown.
However, various websites estimate the amount at between US$1 million and US$5 million (£785,730.00 to £3,929,300.00).
How old is Carol Smillie?
Carol was born on December 23, 1961.
In July 2023 she will be 61 years old.
Is Carol Smillie on Instagram?
The TV star is active on Instagram and boasts an impressive 43.9k followers.
You can follow her under the handle @carolsmillieofficial – where she regularly shares stunning selfies and cute family photos.
Where is Carol Smillie now?
After years of success in the spotlight, Carol decided in 2012 to give up her television career.
She then founded her own brand, Pretty Clever Pants, which provided women with leak-proof underwear.
The brand was available in major UK chains including Boots, John Lewis, QVC and Debenhams before being sold to TV shopping channel High St TV six years later.
After selling her business, Carol shocked fans by revealing she’s finding a new job.
She trained as a Humanist Celebrant in 2018 and now performs non-religious weddings, funerals and baby naming services with the Humanist Society Scotland.
Speaking of the career move, Carol previously said, “Helping people through the best and worst days of their lives is an absolute privilege.”